Johnny Mnemonic [DVD] [1995]

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  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
70% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 13)

Synopsis


Johnny Mnemonic
In a near-future world in which the fast-paced digital lifestyle has given rise to a worldwide plague called Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, Johnny (Keanu Reeves), a data courier, accepts an assignment that he hopes will allow him to pay for the restoration of the childhood memories he dumped in order to outfit his brain with the microchip necessary for him to carry out his profession. Narrowly escaping a Yakuza ambush in which his employers are killed and the mnemonic trigger capable of unlocking the data in his brain is partially destroyed, Johnny travels from Beijing to New Jersey, where he hopes to recover the data before "neural seepage" destroys his mind. Teaming up with would-be bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer) and a rebel group known as the LoTeks who live in an abandoned bridge, he tries to outrun the assassins of mysterious businessman Takahashi (Beat Takeshi Kitano) -- and the Street Preacher (Dolph Lundgren), a bionic madman. Along the way, he meets a mysterious electronic entity, a sentient dolphin, and Spider (Henry Rollins), a cybernetics expert, all of whom attempt, with various degrees of success, to learn why the data in Johnny's head is so important. Science fiction author William Gibson's original short story Johnny Mnemonic helped usher in the age of cyberpunk when it appeared in Omni magazine in 1981; it later appeared in the collection Burning Chrome (alongside the story that provided the basis for Abel Ferrara's New Rose Hotel). Although Gibson himself wrote the screenplay for Johnny Mnemonic, the film diverges considerably from the story. Molly Mirrors, a recurring character in Gibson's fiction, was replaced by the figure of Jane to fend off licensing conflicts with any future film version of Neuromancer, the author's most celebrated novel. Other plot elements -- most notably the LoTeks' bridge habitat -- were borrowed from later Gibson fiction such as the novel Virtual Light. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves - Johnny Mnemonic
  • Dolph Lundgren
    Dolph Lundgren - Street Preacher
  • Ice-T
    Ice-T - J-Bone
  • Dina Meyer
    Dina Meyer
  • Udo Kier
    Udo Kier - Ralphy



Overall customer rating

3.3
70%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    One-Shot Johnny.

    Posted
    Tigon

    Keanu Reeves did this 1995 sci-fi action flick before 'The Matrix' and after 'Speed'. Playing a tech- delivery man with a microchip in his brain to a future where human minds connect with internet, computers, and cyber-spies kill - the movie predates human dependency on technology so far. Scripted by 'Neuromancer' author William Gibson, the movie is a sci-fi cult fix with some bored acting and low grade CGI. Musicians Ice-T and Henry Rollins cameo, plus Dolph Lundgren plays an evil assassin preacher well on over-the-top. A movie worth seeing once or more if your fans of the actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    1 time watch movie

    Posted
    metsjetsbulls

    The movie has a good basis for the plot (keanu reeves character is a walking person whose brain functions as a computer) but the acting isn't that great. I liked this movie a lot more when it first came out... but when i watched it more recently I noticed it was lacking a lot. I would rate it 2.5 out of 5 but since I had to pick 2 or 3 i went with 3.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dolph Lundgren Is the Highlight

    Posted
    kevman79

    Don't waste your hard earned money on this superbit release. One of the worst films I've seen, 'Johnny Mnemonic' is a mess of a picture that probably could have been much better. The only consolation is that Dolph Lundgren's character is a riot to watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dolph Lundgren Is the Highlight

    Posted
    kevman79

    One of the worst films I've seen, 'Johnny Mnemonic' is a mess of a picture that probably could have been much better. The only consolation is that Dolph Lundgren's character is a riot to watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    90's Cheese

    Posted
    Shawn
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    Johnny Mnemonic is some great 90s cheese that is even more enjoyable because of how dated it has become!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a great movie. One of Keanu Reeves best movie

    Posted
    kyoti
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    I had this movie for years on DVD. When I found it on blue ray has to get it. One of my favorite movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A bit over the top.

    Posted
    redadair85
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    It was okay. Not as good a syfy movie that you can watch over and over on a regular basis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overlooked gem

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    Bluraymaniac
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    Cool premise for a movie at the start of the computer craze. Good action throughout.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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